VetCAMP 2020

Due to COVID-19, VetCAMP 2020 will be hosted as a virtual day camp for campers to experience a pre-veterinary focused series of webinars. VetCAMP 2020 participants will still be able to apply for VetCAMP 2021. We are unable to accept any new applications for VetCAMP 2020.

VetCAMP is a 5 day summer camp hosted by the Veterinary Professional Advising Center (VetPAC) at North Carolina State University. Since 2011, this camp has been educating students about careers in veterinary medicine and the various opportunities within the field.

2020 Camp Dates

June 22 – June 26
July 6 – July 10
July 13 – July 17

Activities will include:

Behind the scenes tour of the NC State Veterinary School
Lunch with Vet School faculty and staff
Anatomy and Physiology lab
Basics of a Small Animal Clinic
Suture Lab
Tour/Interactive Experience at NCSU’s Swine Unit, Small Ruminant Unit, & Equine Unit

NC State VetCAMP Highlight Film

Tentative Schedule

Updated VetCAMP 2020 Schedule

Application Window: 

Friday, January 24, 2020 at 9:00am – Friday, April 3, 2020 at 5:00pm. (see bottom of the page to apply)

Application Review/Selection

In response to COVID-19, VetCAMP is being moved to an online format. VetCAMP 2020 is unable to accept more applicants at this time.

VetCAMP accepts applications until April 3rd, 2020 at 5:00pm. Applications are reviewed as they are received, but final decisions regarding acceptance will be sent via email on April 17th.

Typically, a maximum of 5 candidates per week are wait listed. In this case, we will contact you by mid May in regards to a final decision.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for this program, the following conditions must be met:

  • Student must be a rising high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior. Rising college freshman are also accepted.
  • Student application must be completed by the deadline (see above)

Application Information

Application tips and requirements:

  • The application cannot be saved and therefore must be completed once started.
  • You can provide an application fee for more than one week for an additional $25.00 fee. If your availability allows for this option, you may choose to do so and increase your chance of acceptance.
  • All fields containing an asterisk must not be left blank.
  • The entire process can take upwards of 30-45 minutes to complete as you will be asked questions about your personal information, academic information, extracurricular information, and required to provide short essays.

Applications are considered complete when the following information has been received:

  • Online application + application payment
  • Unofficial High School Transcript – emailed or mailed
    • For rising 9th graders, please submit their latest report card in place of the High School Transcript

Pricing

Application Fee = $25.00 OR $50.00 OR $75.00 depending on how many weeks you would like to be considered for

Option 1: Day Campers

  • Day camper rates are $588.50 for the week. This rate includes lab materials, camper shirts/binders/backpacks, transportation, and everyday lunch only.

Option 2: Overnight Campers

  • Overnight camper rates include the base rate of $588.50 + overnight accommodations + required breakfast package. This total includes lab materials, camper shirts/binders/backpacks, transportation, and everyday lunch, a double or single occupancy room, and breakfast for Monday-Friday.
  • A breakfast package is required for overnight campers at $33.17 for Monday – Friday morning.
  • Overnight accommodations selections
    • Camper rate for a double occupancy room (2 twin XL beds) is an additional $102.99 for 5 nights ($588.50 + $102.99 + $33.17 = $724.66 total)
      • A linen package (2 flat sheets, blanket, pillow, pillowcase, bath towel, 2 wash cloths) can be added for an additional $30.98
    • Camper rate for a single occupancy room (1 full bed) at University Towers is $171.20 for 5 nights ($588.50 + $171.20 + $33.17 = $792.87 total)

*Please note that the price of VetCAMP has increased slightly due to administrative costs.

Refund Policy

Application Fees
The VetCAMP application fee is a required part of the application process. Regardless of the decision status of your application (accepted/wait-listed/denied) no refunds will be issued.

Camper Fees
VetCAMP camper fees can only be refunded within 15 days of payment. Once the cancellation deadline has passed, no refunds will be issued.

Additional Information

Any additional questions or comments can be sent to vetpac_camp@ncsu.edu

 

The application for VetCAMP 2020 is now closed. Thank you for your interest in VetCAMP!